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Why go?

Travel time: A flight from London to Dubai takes 7 hours.

How to get there: British Airways and Emirates fly directly to Dubai, but if you want to extend your trip via Turkey,Pegasus flies to Dubai with a stopover in Istanbul. Take advantage and visit Turkey’s cultured capital city.

Book: Visit jaresortshotels.com and call on 8080 1496 284 (UK toll free).

Activities

There's a wide range of activities and sports facilities for children of all ages. The championship nine-hole golf course has great practice facilities and a golf academy, while the marina offers deep-sea fishing trips, boat rides, seaplane flights and water sports - all perfect for father-son bonding time or days out for active families. There's also horse riding at the on-site stables, a shooting club, diving centre, floodlit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court and gym.

For relaxation, head to the 800-metre palm-lined private beach, one of the four swimming pools or two sea rafts, while mum and dad can enjoy the spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and hammam.

Food: This resort has a selection of 15 restaurants and bars wth a choice of cuisine from around the world, which includes Italian, Japanese and Middle Eastern restaurants. There's also the option of freshly-made beachfront sandwiches, too. You can choose to stay on bed and breakfast, half board or an all-inclusive package, which includes everything from sundowner cocktails for adults to afternoon ice cream for the little ones to enjoy by the pool.

Accommodation

There are 208 junior suites and suites with balconies and terraces, which comfortably accommodate two adults, two children (under 16 years) and one infant. The rooms are surrounded by lush gardens, the beach and Arabian Gulf, and kids will love to wonder between the winding walkways, waterfalls and fish-filled streams. The rooms also include air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, PlayStations and an en-suite bathroom with a separate bathtub and walk-in rain shower.

VIP Suites: The Residence at JA Palm Tree Court has a superior level of luxury and comfort with complimentary amenities and special treatments ranging from a private butler service to wellness experiences.

Kids' Clubs: Three dedicated childrens' clubs, two pools, camel rides on the beach, special menus and plenty of tame peacocks in the gardens keep young guests entertained: especially if mum and dad want to head out in the day for some parents-only time or for a romantic lunch or dinner nearby.

The Lowdown

Travel time: A flight from London to Dubai takes 7 hours.

How to get there: British Airways and Emirates fly directly to Dubai, but if you want to extend your trip via Turkey,Pegasus flies to Dubai with a stopover in Istanbul. Take advantage and visit Turkey’s cultured capital city.

Book: Visit jaresortshotels.com and call on 8080 1496 284 (UK toll free).